Month: August 2020

  • August 13 2020

    Deeds office backlogs are causing huge pain – as govt announces new interventions

    The closure of deeds offices due to the Covid-19 outbreaks has contributed to large backlogs. This has hit buyers and sellers, but also estate agents – many who have not earned an income for many months. On Thursday, government announced new interventions to keep deeds offices functional. As deeds offices struggle with backlogs after a […]

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  • August 19 2020

    Why a blanket approach to redressing spatial inequity is flawed

    South Africa faces many problems: steady population growth, increasing unemployment, lack of adequate housing for the homeless, limited access to land by the poor and fragmented urban structures among them. Places of residence are far from places of opportunity for the poor. Many of these problems can be traced back to apartheid spatial planning.  Merely […]

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